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Grade Policies

The University operates on a 4.00 +/- grade point system, utilizing both letter grades and S/U grades.

The course syllabus contains important information regarding course requirements and the grading system utilized. It is your responsibility to read the syllabus and consult the instructor if you have any questions.

A “UW” indicates an unauthorized withdrawal and is assigned only when you never attended the class for which you enrolled. It is your responsibility to drop courses within the appropriate deadlines to avoid tuition charges.

A “W” indicates an approved withdrawal from the course and is assigned only when you have completed the official withdrawal process.

A “NR” is used for courses that have been granted approval for “NR” grading at theundergraduate level. The “NR” is assigned when the coursework requires longer than a semester to complete. The “NR” will be replaced by the appropriate grade when the work is completed. "NR" grades will roll to an "F" or "U" if not completed within one academic year of the initial grade assignment. Once "NR" grades have rolled to an unsatisfactory/failing, grade changes will not be permitted.

A “NR ” is used for theses, dissertations, and other courses that have been granted approval for “NR” grading at the graduate level. The “NR” is assigned when the coursework requires longer than a semester to complete. The “NR” will be replaced by the appropriate grade when the work is completed. Once “NR” grades have rolled to an unsatisfactory, grade changes will not be permitted.